Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Gregorian Chant Workshop 6-7 March

In the brick by brick department:

Hi Father,
Perhaps your readers would be interested in the following:
Musica Sacra Florida is happy to announce:
Gregorian Chant Workshop
Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America
in conjunction with the
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale
Friday, March 6th – Saturday, March 7th, 2009
This two-day workshop will present both beginning and advanced musicians with rehearsals and lectures that will enrich their knowledge of Gregorian chant and its use in the Roman Catholic liturgy.
Led by a faculty of chant specialists from around the state, attendees will learn more about the history of Gregorian chant and its role in the liturgy as well as experience the chant in the context of both the Divine Office and the Mass. Beginning chanters will be introduced to the basics of notation and rhythm according to the Solesmes method. Experienced chanters will learn new repertoire and advance their understanding of rhythmic and interpretive nuance. Resources and practical methods for the cultivation of Gregorian chant in the life of the parish will also be discussed.
This workshop is ideal for choir members, parish music directors, music students, teachers, parents, seminarians and anyone who is interested in learning about the heritage of sacred music within the Roman Catholic Church.
Registration fees are $35 and include the price of instructional materials and instruction. Participants are responsible for all their meals and housing during the conference. Payment is due upon arrival at the conference.

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  1. I am not Spartacus says:

    Fantastic!! I sent the info to my local Pastor and to my Bishop. I live in the Palm Beach, FL Desert, er, Diocese.

  2. I am not Spartacus says:

    I just printed out the news item. In the morning, I will bring the info to my Pastor and offer to pay for, at least, five participants to attend the conference.

    Prayers for success are requested.

    Thank you

  3. mwa says:

    To I am not Spartacus:
    I can email you the brochure for the workshop, if that would be helpful. It has cv’s of the faculty and a preliminary schedule.
    contact me at ciadrian at yahoo dot com

  4. I am not Spartacus says:

    Thanks, mwa. I emailed you a minute ago.

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